What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1729
    Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1785
    The Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
  • 1895
    The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1912
    Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917
    The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
  • 1925
    The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.
  • 1966
    Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
  • 1972
    Last executions in Paris, of the Clairvaux Mutineers, Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet, guillotined at La Sante Prison. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet’s accomplice is condemned to death anyway.) The chief executioner is Andre Obrecht.
  • 1980
    Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – Over 70% of Iraqi Navy was destroyed by Iranian Navy in The Persian Gulf. The Iranian Navy’s Day.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1570
    James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
  • 1628
    John Bunyan, English cleric and author (d. 1688)
  • 1793
    Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish romantic poet (d. 1866)
  • 1908
    Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist (d. 2009)
  • 1912
    Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1933
    Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1950
    Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1958
    Dave Righetti, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Sam Seder, American comedian
  • 1984
    Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player

Who died on November 28?

  • 741
    St. Gregory III
  • 1290
    Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1870
    Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)
  • 1930
    Greek Orthodox Patriarch Constantine VI of Constantinople (b. 1859)
  • 1935
    Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1967
    Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902)
  • 1977
    Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1992
    Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 2002
    Dave “Snaker” Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2003
    Ted Bates, English footballer (b. 1918)

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